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Unsolicited advice for the budding home theater geeks. - Paint It Black
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Unsolicited advice for the budding home theater geeks.
In lieu of an actual update about anything that's going on in my life, I will herein offer some free advice. My advice to anybody who is considering becoming an afficianado of home theater is this: Don't. Just don't do it. Run. Run now. Run screaming.

Trust me, you'll be much happier if you do yourself a favor and pick up a cheaper, less addictive habit. Something like crack cocaine, maybe.

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catdragon From: catdragon Date: September 25th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gee, someone should've given said advice to my stepfather, though he's really more of an audiophile.
urocyon From: urocyon Date: September 25th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

There's no escape...


...we all have our various addictions.

feren From: feren Date: September 26th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: There's no escape...

Damn that's pretty. Excuse me, I have to go wipe the... drool... up now.
hightensile From: hightensile Date: September 26th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: There's no escape...

The gun looks like a Tokarev and I know nothing of fountain pens except that looks like mother of pearl o.o

--kit
yotogi From: yotogi Date: September 26th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: There's no escape...

Similiar looking to this, maybe?
urocyon From: urocyon Date: September 26th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: There's no escape...

An anachronistic montage of a modern Pelikan M1000, a vintage Pelikan 100N, a Walther AC41 P-38, and a '60s era German uniform for the backdrop. Only the P-38 and the 100N are from roughly the same era--but the Walther was stored in Russia for several decades, so you get bonus points for the Soviet tie-in there. :)
ottr From: ottr Date: September 26th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I came to this conclusion years and years ago. The problem is, though, that any hobby is a moneysink. Home Theater/Audiophile, photography, painting, anything collectable...Anything that you want to devote time and energy to by way of a "relaxing" hobby equals heaps of cash. Huh. Maybe that's the hobbyist's formula: H = ((t+e)M)
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: September 26th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
They call it the bleeding edge for a reason - because you always get CUT CUT CUT.

Is it too late to just roll back and reinvest in a pro logic reciever with a 19 inch Goldstar TV from WalMart?
feren From: feren Date: September 26th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not so much that I'm getting cut by the technology itself (though some of that HAS happened at this point), it's more having started spending money on this there seems to be no stopping at all.

The whole reason for this post was that I had just spent over $90 on a new power strip to handle all my gear. A fucking power strip, Neu. $10 at your local Wal-Mart for a 12-outlet model, and I've spent nearly ten times that.
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: September 27th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
That is insanity.

When my parents rewired the basement, they had the forsight to put my own room on its own breaker. We figured out which walls all my equipment would go on and put three dual-outlet sockets up in each area.

I miss that here. I really do.
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: September 26th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah. I always thought that's the purpose of such critters.

But I guarantee that you'll spend less in your home theatre hobby than an average Warhammer 40K gamer.

If that makes you feel any better. :)

-DH
feren From: feren Date: September 26th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

It's not exactly the same, but you'll sympathize.

All I have to say is "Eight years of BattleTech."
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: September 26th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: It's not exactly the same, but you'll sympathize.

BattleTech is the entry level. Like pot to 40K's crystal-meth-cut-with-crack-and-caffiene-and-stuffed-in-an-unfiltered-Lucky-Strike.

I haven't done it (I'm not a big fan of strategic games), but I've seen it take several friends. Driving thousands of miles in a minivan filled with armies that have twice the cost of the minivan invested in them...

And that makes me sad.

But, hey, it's not like I haven't dumped a couple of grand in silly things before. :)
yotogi From: yotogi Date: September 26th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It's not exactly the same, but you'll sympathize.

BattleTech is indeed mere entry level, and much like the difference between your local pot dealer and the crack hustler on the corner of 59th and MLK, Games Workshop will fuck you up with a screwdriver if you don't play by their rules. FASA never ganked buyers or distributors the way GW will.

Of course, FASA no longer exists, so there you go.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 18th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
So your advice is to find some cheaper hobby.Maybe home remodeling,is that a good habit?
http://www.adviceforhome.net
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